Foreigner is a band that has helped define classic rock radio for decades. They have a catalog of hits that most bands only dream of. Those tracks helped the British-American band sell over 80 million albums worldwide.
Foreigner’s success is thanks, in large part, to the songwriting team of guitarist Mick Jones and former singer Lou Gramm. While the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame finally acknowledged Foreigner with a nomination in 2024, Jones and Gramm were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2013.
Foreigner has had many lineup changes over the decades, but the constant has always been Jones, who started the band in 1976. After nearly 50 years, Foreigner is saying goodbye. They kicked off their farewell tour on July 6, 2023 in Alpharetta, Ga.
When the tour was announced, Jones said in a statement, “While I’m sure our fans will have mixed feelings about the end of the road for the band, I know our shows are going to delight audiences everywhere.”
In honor of their farewell tour and their incredible run, here’s our ranking of Foreinger’s ten best songs.
2024 Rock Hall Nomination
As previously stated, Foreigner finally received their first nomination for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year. They’ve been eligible for induction since 2003 and are considered one of the Rock Hall’s most notable snubs over the years.
Guitarist/founding member Mick Jones said in a statement about the Rock Hall Nomination, “I deeply appreciate the recognition from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame committee … Getting this news today is an incredible endorsement of what we have achieved over time.”
Foreigner fans can vote for the band and other nominees once a day at Vote.RockHall.com as part of the Rock Hall’s Fan Vote. This year, voting will last through April 26. Unlike previous years, fans will get to vote for up to seven nominees every day. Previously, the choices were capped at five nominees.
Once voting closes, the top five vote artists in the Fan Vote will create what is called a “Fans’ Ballot.” It will be counted among the other ballots that various artists, historians, and music industry professionals fill out and submit.